20th Century Fox has set a January 11, 2019 release date for director James Gray’s Ad Astra, starring Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland, Jamie Kennedy and John Finn. The movie has the date to itself for now (yesterday, Lionsgate incorrectly stated that Hellboy would be released on this same date. That film does not have a release date yet).
The sci-fi epic Ad Astra, which started filming last month, will feature Jones as the father of Pitt’s character who, 20 years ago, left his son on a mission to Neptune in the search for extraterrestrial life. Pitt’s character, named Roy McBride, then sets out two decades later to find out what happened to his dad.
Gray, who last wrote and directed The Lost City of Z, wrote Ad Astra with Fringe writer Ethan Gross. Pitt’s Plan B is producing alongside Marc Butan of Mad River, Anthony Katagas of Keep Your Head Productions, Rodrigo Teixeira of RT Features and Gray himself. RT Features, which financed development of Ad Astra, also has Sophie Mas and Lourenço Sant’Anna serving as executive producers.
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